Re: new feeding? biting?
You don't want a bite to turn into a full-on nursing strke. And this is exactly how it can happen- baby gets scared to nurse, so he starts refusing. But mom feeds him anyway, using the bottle, so he learns that refusing the breast means getting the bottle. Pretty soon he decides that he doesn't need to bother with the breast, where he may get yelled at or flicked. Why risk it?
Originally Posted by @llli*lovemygirlso1
I know some people have no problems with "flicking" but I think that when you have a sensitive little heart, flicking can really scare you and make you sad. If you can control biting without hitting, I think it makes sense to do so. Often all you have to do is say "Ouch! Hurts mama!" and put baby down, concluding the feeding. Pick him up a few minutes later and try again, using the same procedure if he bites. Eventually he learns that biting = no food, and that if he wants to nurse, he can't chomp you. Of course, if you run in with a bottle, this totally short-circuits the learning process.
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